Playstation CEO Says PS4’s Life Cycle is Ending11 months ago by Staff Writer in Games
Words by Titus Lazare
It’s finally happening. Sony’s PlayStation 4 is nearing the end of its life cycle. According to Sony’s CEO John Kodera, as per Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki’s tweet, Sony is preparing to end the PS4’s life cycle to focus on more profitable areas such as the PlayStation Plus.
PS chief Kodera: PS4 is entering final phase of its life cycle, which would have negative impact to the unit, but recurring revenue via membership services etc should cushion some of that.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 22, 2018
Kodera explained that consoles typically have a 7 year life cycle, and sales have dropped from last years 19 million units to 16 million units. However, the PlayStation 4 will no go out quietly as Sony is prepared to launch several exclusives for the console this year. Some of these games include God of War, Spider-man, The Last of Us Part II, and Death Stranding.
In addition to these exclusives customers and fans of the PlayStation 4 can also look forward to the next generation of consoles as well and new gaming technologies in development such as the PlayStation VR.